Friday, August 5, 2011

Let's Hit the Gym!

Check out two of our NYSSSA dancers as they strength train in the gym during class today.

 Here is Lauren beginning a triceps extension exercise.  She is stabilizing her lower body while in a supine position laying down on the mat; she extends her arms while holding weights in each hand.
 Then she bends her elbows into flexion at a 90 degree angle as she works on strengthening her triceps muscles.  She is stabilizing her humerus bone (upper arm) as she does this.  Check it out in motion.

Check out Sasha completing medicine ball rotation for her obliques (abdominal muscles).  She must keep her lower body still while stabilizing her pelvis and engaging her entire core; only rotating her torso from side to side.

Try these two exercises at home and let us know what you think!

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